"Xin chào! Tôi đến từ Sao Hoả."

Translation:Hello! I come from Mars.

November 19, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

This is a Chinese calque; Mars in Chinese is literally ‘fire star’, 火星

  • Mandarin: Huǒxīng
  • Cantonese: fó sīng

The Hoả part is obviously borrowed.

More on this here.

November 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

When I was in the army (I’m from Israel) I once tricked my particularly stupid colleague into thinking I was from Mars. Yes, really.

EDIT: More on this here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lechuza-chouette

Do the Martians speak Vietnamese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ComradeH

No, but the bushes do


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

You were IDF? Awesome.

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